2 Minutes Till Midnight

by XL Middleton

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impulseallenn I wish more people would have a g funk style. this does not sound like a try hard old-school sound. dude def gots his own style within the westcoast gunk genre . this on repeat for a good min stay blessed. Favorite track: Love When It Comes Down To It (feat. Z-Man & Moniquea).
Mathieu St-Jean
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Mathieu St-Jean Toute fraîcheur! Sorti en pleine journée ensoleillée! Chears!
Robert J Kline
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Robert J Kline WOW ONCE AGAIN XL MIDDLETON PUTS OUT SOME KILLER MODERN FUNK , EVERY TRACK IS GOOD ! WELL DONE MAN 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🍻👊🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Favorite track: Think U Slick (feat. Kokane & Rev).
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djtrev-ski85 Straight fire! Excellent work. Favorite track: What She Sounds Like (feat. I, Ced).
John Marinelli
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John Marinelli cause they think they slick but they not!!! Favorite track: Think U Slick (feat. Kokane & Rev).
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about

After making serious noise in the modern funk world, XL Middleton makes a return to the g-funk/hip hop sound that marked his earlier work with "2 Minutes Till Midnight." It’s a funked out, synth-heavy excursion with an equal amount of appeal for modern funksters or the underground legions of g-funk fans that put XL on the map originally. Those familiar with his most recent albums, “Tap Water” and “Things Are Happening,” will recognize the signature synth leads and intricate analog bass lines. Those unfamiliar with Middleton as an MC will find that he challenges standards in the worlds of both underground and mainstream rap, eschewing the backpack as much as the Bentley, falling into a space that few can. XL’s lyricism is cerebral and well-read, yet it’s clear that he comes from a part of the world that relishes khakis, Chuck Taylors & Zapp records.

"2 Minutes Till Midnight" stands firmly rooted in the funk tradition of Los Angeles, showing reverence for the music that inspired it by bringing g-funk legends Kokane & Domino ("Getto Jam") into the fold as guest artists and by featuring album artwork from Joe Cool, who designed the iconic "Doggystyle" album cover for Snoop Dogg. XL's contemporaries, such as labelmates Zackey Force Funk, Moniquea, & I, Ced, also join in and help to remind us that the album is not just a self-indulgent tribute to a bygone era of music. As modern funk grew largely out of hip hop, XL takes that growth backward, and moves the music forward as a result.

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released June 7, 2019

All songs produced by XL Middleton (XL Middleton Publishing/ASCAP).
All songs written by XL Middleton, with the exception of all guest appearances, written by their respective performers.
Additional vocals on "I Don't Wanna Wait" by Moniquea.
Guitar on "I Don't Wanna Wait" & "Love When It Comes Down To It" by Michael Kobayashi.
Cuts on "Gentched Up" by DJ Inform (Beat Box Records).
Mastered by Ivan Makvel.
Front cover artwork by Joe Cool.
Layout by Brandon Mahlberg.
Photography by Kai Sutton.

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